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Law books, circuit courts of appeals.

Court of Customs
Judges, etc.


Miscellaneous penses.

Court of Claims.

BOOKS FOR LIBRARIES OF CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEALS: For the purchase of law books and rebinding law books for the nine libraries of the United States circuit courts of appeals, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney-General upon the requisition of the court (all books purchased hereunder to be plainly marked “The property of the United States"), nine thousand five hundred dollars.

UNITEI STATES Court of Customs APPEALS: Presiding judge and four associate judges, at seven thousand dollars each; marshal, three thousand dollars; clerk, three thousand five hundred dollars; assistant clerk, two thousand dollars; five stenographic clerks, at one thousand 'six hundred dollars each; stenographic reporter, two thousand five hundred dollars; and messenger, eight hundred and forty dollars; in all, fifty-four thousand eight hundred and forty dollars.

For rent of necessary quarters in Washington, District of Columbia, and elsewhere, and furnishing same for the United States Court of Customs Appeals; for necessary traveling expenses of the court, its officials, and employees; for books, periodicals, and stationery; for pay of bailiffs and all other necessary employees not otherwise specifically provided for; and for such other miscellaneous expenses as may be approved by the presiding judge, forty thousand dollars.

Court oF CLAIMS: Chief justice, six thousand five hundred dollars; four judges, at six thousand dollars each; chief clerk, three thousand five hundred dollars; assistant clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars; bailiff, one thousand five hundred dollars; clerk, one thousand six hundred dollars; two clerks, at one thousand four hundred dollars each; stenographer, one thousand two hundred dollars; three clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; chief messenger, one thousand dollars; three firemen; three watchmen; elevator conductor, seven hundred and twenty dollars; two assistant messengers; laborer; two charwomen; in all, fifty-five thousand eight hundred and twenty dollars.

For auditors and additional stenographers, when deemed necessary, in the Court of Claims, and for a stenographer, at one thousand six hundred dollars, for the chief justice, to be disbursed under the direction of the court, six thousand dollars.

For stationery, court library, repairs, fuel, electric light, electric elevator, and other miscellaneous expenses, three thousand nine hundred dollars.

For reporting the decisions of the court and superintending the printing of the forty-fifth volume of the reports of the Court of Claims,

one thousand dollars, to be paid on the order of the court, notwithR.S., sec. 1765, p. 314. standing section seventeen hundred and sixty-five of the Revised

Statutes or section three of the Act of June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

For pay of a custodian of the building occupied by the Court of

Claims, five hundred dollars, to be paid on the order of the court, R.S., sec. 1765, p. 314. notwithstanding section seventeen hundred and sixty-five of the

Revised Statutes or section three of the Act of June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

Sec. 2. The pay of telephone-switchboard operators, assistant messengers, laborers, messengers, firemen, watchmen, laborers, and charwomen provided

for in this Act, except those employed in mints and assay offices, unless otherwise specially stated, shall be as follows: For telephoneswitchboard operators, assistant messengers, firemen, and watchmen, at the rate of seven hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; for laborers, at the rate of six hundred and sixty dollars per annum each; assistant telephone-switchboard operators, at the rate of six hundred dollars each; and for charwomen, at the rate of two hundred and forty dollars per annum each.

Auditors, etc.

Contingent expenses.

Reporting decisions.

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Pay of switchboard operators, assistant

etc., rated.

Contracts to

be made by Secretary of

General supply com

. R.S., sec. 3709, p.733.

Duties of.

Sec. 3. The appropriations herein made for the officers, clerks, nenol pa incapacitated and persons employed in the public service shall not be available for persons. the compensation of any persons incapacitated otherwise than temporarily for performing such service, and the heads of departments shall cause this provision to be enforced.

Sec. 4. That hereafter all supplies of fuel, ice, stationery, and is prepare forrexecuother miscellaneous supplies for the executive departments and other government establishments in Washington, when the public the Treasury. exigencies do not require the immediate delivery of the article, shall be advertised and contracted for by the Secretary of the Treasury, instead of by the several departments and establishments, upon such days as he may designate. There shall be a general supply mittee created committee in lieu of the board provided for in section thirty-seven hundred and nine of the Revised Statutes as amended, composed of officers, one from each such department, designated by the head thereof, the duties of which committee shall be to make, under the direction of the said Secretary, an annual schedule of required miscellaneous supplies, to standardize such supplies, eliminating all unnecessary grades and varieties, and to aid said Secretary in soliciting bids based upon formulas and specifications drawn up by such experts in the service of the Government as the committee may see fit to call upon, who shall render whatever assistance they may require. The committee shall aid said Secretary in securing the proper fulfillment of the contracts for such supplies, for which purpose the said Secretary shall prescribe, and all departments comply with, rules providing for such examination and tests of the articles received as may be necessary for such purpose; in making additions to the said schedule; in opening and considering the bids, and shall perform such other similar duties as he may assign to them: Provided, That the articles intended to be purchased in this Ermioni manner are those in common use by or suitable to the ordinary needs of two or more such departments or establishments; but the said Secretary shall have discretion to amend the annual common supply schedule from time to time as to any articles that, in his judgment, can as well be thus purchased. In all cases only one bond for the proper performance of each contract shall be required, notwithstanding that supplies for more than one department or government establishment are included in such contract. Every purchase Report of supplies or drawing of such supplies from the contractor shall be immediately reported to said committee. No disbursing officer shall be a member Disbursing officers. of such committee. No department or establishment shall purchase Limitation. or draw supplies from the common schedule through more than one office or bureau, except in case of detached bureaus or offices having field or outlying service, which may purchase directly from the contractor with the permission of the head of their department: And provided further, That telephone service, electric light, and Telephone and elecpower service purchased or contracted for from companies or indi- tric service. viduals shall be so obtained by him.

Sec. 5. That all laws or parts of laws inconsistent with this Act are repealed.

Approved, June 17, 1910.


Bonds of contractors.



Inconsistent repealed.

June 17, 1910.

[S. 5167.] (Public, No. 214.) Public lands. Enlarged homestead

CHAP. 298.–An Act To provide for an enlarged homestead.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person who is a qualified entryman under the homestead laws of the United States may public lands in Idaho enter, by legal subdivision, under the provisions of this Act, in the "Vol. 35, p. 639. State of Idaho, three hundred and twenty acres or less of arid nonmineral, nonirrigable, unreserved, and unappropriated surveyed

irrigable lands.


Additions allowed

stead entries.


public lands which do not contain merchantable timber, located in a

reasonably compact body and not over one and one-half miles in Designation of non. extreme length: Provided, That no lands shall be subject to entry

under the provisions of this Act until the lands shall have been designated by the Secretary of the Interior as not being, in his opinion, susceptible of successful irrigation, at a reasonable cost, from any

known source of water supply. Applications, fees,

Sec. 2. That any person applying to enter land under the provisions of this Act shall make and subscribe before the proper officer an affi

davit as required by section twenty-two hundred and ninety of the R.S., sec. 2290, p. 420. Revised Statutes, and in addition thereto shall make affidavit that the

land sought to be entered is of the character described in section one of this Act, and shall pay the fees now required to be paid under the homestead laws.

SEC. 3. That any homestead entryman of lands of the character incomplete home

herein described, upon which final proof has not been made, shall have the right to enter public lands, subject to the provisions of this Act, contiguous to his former entry, which shall not, together with the original entry, exceed three hundred and twenty acres, and residence upon and cultivation of the original entry shall be deemed as residence

upon and cultivation of the additional entry. Proof of cultivation

Sec. 4. That at the time of making final proofs as provided in secrequired. R.S. sec. 2291, p. 420. tion twenty two hundred and ninety-one of the Revised Statutes, the

entryman under this Act shall, in addition to the proofs and affidavits required under said section, prove by two credible witnesses that at least one-eighth of the area embraced in his entry was continuously cultivated to agricultural crops other than native grasses beginning with the second year of the entry, and that at least one-fourth of the area embraced in the entry was so continuously cultivated beginning with the third year of the entry.

Sec. 5. That nothing herein contained shall be held to affect the

right of a qualified entryman to make homestead entry in the State of R.S., sec. 2289, p. 419. Idaho under the provisions of section twenty-two hundred and eighty

nine of the Revised Statutes, but no person who has made entry under

this Act shall be entitled to make homestead entry under the provisions No commutations. of said section, and no entry made under this Act shall be commuted.

SEC. 6. That whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall find that any tracts of land in the State of Idaho subject to entry under this Act do not have upon them such a sufficient supply of water suitable for

domestic purposes as would make continuous residence upon the lands Residence not re- possible, he may, in his discretion, designate such tracts of land, not

to exceed in the aggregate three hundred and twenty thousand acres, and thereafter they shall be subject to entry under this Act without the necessity of residence upon the land entered: Provided, That the entryman shall in good faith cultivate not less than one-eighth of the entire area of the entry during the second year, one-fourth during the third year, and one-half during the fourth and fifth years after the date of said entry, and that after six months from date of entry and until final proof the entryman shall reside not more than twenty miles from said land and be engaged personally in preparing the soil for seed, seeding, cultivating, and harvesting crops upon the land during

the usual seasons for such work unless prevented by sickness or other Leaves of absence. unavoidable cause. Leave of absence from a residence established

under this section may, however, be granted upon the same terms and conditions as are required of other homestead entrymen.

Approved, June 17, 1910.

Regular homestead entries not affected.

Lands without water for domestic use.



Cultivation made.

to be

Personal work.

Public lands.
Sale of agency, etc.,

CHAP. 299.-An Act To open to settlement and entry under the general provisions June 17, 1910, of the homestead laws of the United States certain lands in the State of Oklahoma,

(H. R. 8914.] and for other purposes.

(Public, No. 215.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following-described tracts of land situated within the State of Oklahoma, to wit : Sections Cards Cheyenne and two, three, four, nine, ten, and eleven; the southeast quarter and the tions, Okla. east balf of the southwest quarter of section thirteen, the northeast quarter, the northwest quarter, the southwest quarter, and the south half of the southeast quarter of section fourteen, sections fifteen, sixteen, twenty-one, and twenty-two; the northeast quarter, the northwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of section twenty-three, the northeast quarter, the northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of section twenty-four, lots one, nine, ten, eleven, and the east half of the northwest quarter of section twenty-six; lots three, four, five, six, and the south balf of the northeast quarter, the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter, and the east half of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-five, and lot five of section twentyseven, all the foregoing being in township thirteen north, range eight west of the Indian meridian, and also the south half of sections seventeen and eighteen and all of sections nineteen, twenty, and thirty, in township thirteen north, range seven west of the Indian meridian, and also any other tract or tracts of land within what was formerly Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Reservation which heretofore may have been reserved for agency or school purposes, which in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior are no longer needed or necessary for the purpose for which said tract or tracts were originally reserved, shall be opened to entry by proclamation of the President of the United States within six months from the passage of this Act and be disposed of upon sealed bids or at public auction, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, to the highest bidder under the general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States and under the rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Interior, and such purchaser must be duly qualified to make entry under the general homestead laws: Provided, that the money arising from the sale of Proceeds to credit said lands shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and of Indians. placed to the credit of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Indians, and said deposit of money shall draw three per centum interest per annum; and the principal and interest of said deposit shall be expended for the benefit of said Indians in such manner as Congress may direct: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Interior may in his discretion prescribe that said lands shall be entered in less than one bundred and sixty acre tracts, notwithstanding the provision of the homestead law permitting entries thereunder of one hundred and sixty acres or less. SEC. 2. That said lands shall be sold for not less than five dollars per

Minimum price. acre, and shall be sold upon the following terms: One-fifth of the price Payments. bid therefor to be paid at the time the bid is made and the balance of the purchase price of said land to be paid in six equal annual installments; and in case any purchaser fails to make such annual payment when due all rights in and to the land covered by his or her purchase shall at once cease and any payments theretofore made shall be forfeited and his or her entry shall be canceled. And no title to said land shall inure to the purchaser, nor any patent of the United States issue to the purchasers, until the purchaser shall have in all respects complied with the terms and general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States.

Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby vested with full Regulations. power and authority to make such rules and regulations as to the time of notice, manner of sale, and other matters incident to the carrying

Area of entries.

Issue of patents.

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out of the provisions of this Act as he may deem necessary: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to issue a patent in fee for northwest quarter of section thirty, township two north, range eleven west Indian meridian, Comanche County, Oklahoma, to James F. Rowell a full member of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Tribes of Indians of Oklahoma, who has heretofore received no allotment of land from any source; this to be in lieu of all claims to any allotment of land or money settlement in lieu of an allotment.

Approved, June 17, 1910.

June 17, 1910.

(H. R. 24723.) [Public, No. 216.)

CHAP. 300.-An Act Granting permission to the city and county of San Francisco, California, to operate a pumping station on the Fort Mason Military Reservation, in California.

son Reservation, Cal.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United San Francisco Cab. States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of the ing station, Fort Ma United States is hereby given to the city of San Francisco, a municipal

corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, to locate, construct, maintain, and operate a pumping station with accessory equipment upon the property of the United States at Fort Mason, in the State of California, upon the approval of the Secretary of War as to the location of the works and the design and character of the construction and under such terms, conditions, and regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by him regarding the use of the reservation for this purpose and the operation and maintenance of the plant.

Approved, June 17, 1910.

June 17, 1910. CHAP. 301.-An Act To authorize additional aids to navigation in the Light-House (H. R. 24877.)

Establishment, and to provide for a Bureau of Light-Houses in the Department of [Public, No. 217.)

Commerce and Labor, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Aids to navigation. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Com

merce and Labor be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish and provide the following additional aids to navigation in the LightHouse Establishment, under the Department of Commerce and Labor, in accordance with the respective limits of. cost hereinafter respectively set forth, which shall in no case be exceeded:

General service.



Relief light-vessel, A relief light-vessel for general service, at a cost not to exceed one

hundred and thirty thousand dollars. Post lights author Post lantern lights may be established and maintained, in the

discretion of the Light-House Board, out of the annual appropriations for lighting of rivers on the following waters: Dunns Creek and Crescent Lake, Florida; Atchafalaya River, Little Lake, Lake des Allemands, Bayou Barataria, Bayou Segnette, Bayou Perot, Bavou Villars, Bayou La Fourche, Lake Salvador, Louisiana; Lake of the Woods, including Rainy River and Warroad Harbor, Minnesota; and Lake Traverse, Minnesota and South Dakota.

First district.


Otter Island, Me.

A light and fog-signal station at Otter Island, Maine, at a cost not to exceed fourteen thousand dollars.

A fog-signal station, at or near the light-station on Boon Island, Maine, at a cost not to exceed twenty thousand dollars.

Boon Island, Me.

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